Episode 125

How to Best Navigate the Advantages and Disadvantages of Practicing in a Group

by Business of Aesthetics | March 23, 2023

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In this podcast episode, we delve into the world of plastic surgery and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of practicing in a group. Dr. Derek Rapp discusses the risks and rewards of starting a solo practice versus joining an established partnership, highlighting the benefits of having access to resources such as exam rooms, billing personnel, attorneys, servicing, and group purchasing organizations. However, they also caution against the potential downsides of working in a competitive environment, where personal interests may clash, and conflicts may arise. Dr. Derek Rapp also provides valuable insights and tips for navigating these challenges, emphasizing the importance of respect and fairness in maintaining a healthy and successful partnership. Whether you’re a seasoned plastic surgeon or a fresh new face in the field, this episode will offer valuable insights and inspiration for navigating the complex world of plastic surgery practice.

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Background of Dr. Derek Rapp

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Rapp went on to earn his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He underwent additional training in residency and fellowship programs at Michigan State University/Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. In addition to serving as a member of the American Medical Association. Learn more about Dr. Rapp

Connect with Dr. Derek Rapp

Website: www.regionalplasticsurgery.com

Instagram: regionalplasticsurgery

Instagram: dr.derekrapp

Facebook: Regional Plastic Surgery Center & Spa

Jeffrey Richmond

Host Jeffrey Richmond Jeffrey Richmond is an award-winning expert in the aesthetic industry, specializing in cutting-edge research, light-based and laser dermatological therapies, and radiofrequency technologies for dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices. Over the past 19 years, Jeff has brought the best-in-class technologies from West Coast Laser to physicians throughout the northwestern United States, generating over $50 million in sales.

Patient and physician safety is at the forefront of Jeff’s work, and he actively helps physicians work with patients to develop and achieve realistic expectations from their treatments.

Jeff is also a known educator in the industry, teaching courses on laser technologies, speaking at aesthetic training centers, and sharing his knowledge about the latest technologies with providers in the aesthetics field. In particular, he is interested in helping physicians make aesthetic medicine a success in their practices.


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